2021 Summer Workshop Schedule
Summer 2021 registration is open! Many workshops fill quickly – don’t delay.
We look forward to welcoming you back this summer to Sierra Nevada University, Lake Tahoe! Our new kiln building is finished and gorgeous! We are planning to host in person/on campus workshops, following COVID guidelines. Please see our great line-up below.
Rob and Robin Holman will forever be remembered by all who enjoy the facility that they generously donated. They are deeply missed!
Brand new kiln building that houses our gas kilns! We are extremely grateful to the Holman’s and everyone who generously donated, and worked hard to make this building a reality. Thank you so much!
Register for ALL the ceramic workshops! Click here for info!
2021 Workshop Schedule
|Randy Brodnax and Don Ellis||Fast Fire “Pottree I”: Alternative Firing Methods||June 14th – 18th|
|Randy Brodnax and Don Ellis||Fast Fire “Pottree II”: Alternative Firing Methods||June 21st – 25th|
|Ehren Tool||Toolcups||June 28th – July 2nd|
|Josh DeWeese||The Art of Pottery: Finding Your Own Voice||July 12th – 16th|
|Steve Loucks||Develop Your Own Glazes||July 19th – 23rd|
|Lisa Clague||Figuratively Speaking||July 26th – 30th|
|Rebekah Bogard||Making Animals with Soft Slabs||July 24th & 25th|
* Travel Course: Japan:
|Sheri Leigh O’Connor||Ceramics, Sushi, and Sightseeing in Japan||May 17th – 31st, 2021|
|Tyler Brownlow-Calkin||Digital Animation and Effects||June 14th – 18th|
|Jerry Dodrill||Contemporary Tahoe Digital Photography||June 21st – 25th|
|Sean Starwars||Woodcut Wonder||June 28th – July 2nd|
|Phyllis Shafer||Plein Air Landscape Painting in Tahoe||July 12th – 16th|
|Rick Parsons||DIY Pewter Casting||July 19th – 23rd|
|Jane Ingram Allen||Living Quilts and Papermaking for Public Art||July 26th – 30th|
2021 online registration is open.
If you have credit for a 2020 workshop, please contact Sheri directly to register for 2021.
Online registration does not guarantee enrollment. Classes may fill before online registrations get processed. Early registration is highly recommended.
*Info and waitlists: Contact Sheri Leigh O’Connor 775.881.7588 – email@example.com
Summer COVID info : A negative covid test result is required to attend the workshops, and must be provided to the University prior to arrival on campus. The collection date is to be no earlier than five days prior to workshop start date. On site, rapid testing is allowed only outside, all testing expenses are the individuals responsibility, although there are numerous testing sites that are free of charge.
Example: If you are checking into the dorms on Sunday please get test on the Wednesday prior. If you are attending the workshop and not checking into the dorms, please test the Thursday prior to the start of class on Monday.
Please read the SNU COVID policies here.
Summer Art Workshops at SNU Tahoe
General Information on Summer Workshops
Lake Tahoe and the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains truly inspire the artist in us all. SNU offers a variety of summer workshops given by nationally known ceramists, glass artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists, photographers, papermakers, jewelers, and more. Learn new techniques and expand your knowledge in the medium.
On Tuesday night at 7pm each week during the workshops, we’ll host our “Meet the Artist” lecture in the Prim Library, which will be immediately followed by an informal reception in the Tahoe Gallery. It’s free and open to the public. There are many activities in the area to enjoy while you’re here, including swimming, boating, golfing and hiking to mention a few.
Workshop students, aged 16 and up, can take workshops for personal enrichment or college credit. All are welcome! Tuition includes some materials, possible kiln firings, equipment rental, etc. Spouses, parents, children and friends are welcome to visit the studios before and after classes and attend “Meet the Artist” on Tuesday nights, but may not accompany the participant at the workshop.
Upon paid registration, students will receive an information packet by email with maps and directions to the college, class location, what to bring to the workshop, and other pertinent information, as well as Tahoe visitor’s info. Full refund is available for withdrawing up to four weeks before course start date (with the exception of the Japan course which is 60 days). Attendee must petition, and have petition approved after the four week deadline for a refund.
- Class Schedule: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
- Non-Credit Tuition: $569 – includes some materials*
- Credit Tuition: $804 for 1.5 college credits or 1.5 teacher recertification credits (2020 rate)
- Class Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm
- Non-Credit Tuition: $249 – includes some materials*
- Credit Tuition: $484 for .5 college credits, .5 teacher recertification credits
*Japan Travel Course:
- Tuition and fees for 2021 – $3,900.
- Planning trip for 2021, but will be contingent on Japan allowing international tourists.
- If interested, please contact Sheri – 775.881.7588 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sheri will put you on a contact list, and registration will occur if Japan opens
Some workshop participants will be asked to bring some items, like ceramic tools or materials (like paints, canvases, etc.). A “Tool List” and info packet will be emailed to you before the workshop.
Lunches are not included, but may be purchased at the SNU cafeteria during their open hours.
We’ll provide complimentary breakfast sweets, fruit, coffee and tea each morning at the workshops.
For more information
(Online registration does not guarantee enrollment. Classes may fill before online registrations get processed)
Please contact Sheri directly if you have credit for a 2020 workshop. email@example.com
Some single and double rooms on campus may be available in the dorms, subject to availability. Each room has its own bathroom, and linens* are included. Weekly room cleaning and linen turnover are included with multi-week stays. There is no maid service and meals are not included. Additional nights may be available at an additional charge.
Contact Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about room availability. Please include the dates you need and your contact information in the email.
2021 Housing Prices
- Single Weeklong $1,026. – 6 nights: Sunday night through Saturday morning
- Double Weeklong $513. – 6 nights: Sunday night through Saturday morning
- Single Weekend $342. – 2 nights: Friday through Sunday morning
- Double Weekend $171. – 2 nights: Friday through Sunday morning
* Includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, one blanket, one pillow, one pillow case, one bath towel, one hand towel, one washcloth, toilet paper, mini soap, and free wifi. There is no ac, tv, or additional taxes or fees.
A wide variety of resort, hotel, and vacation rental options are available in the immediate area. The Parkside Inn is located directly across the street from the Holman Arts and Media Center Building. Ask for an SNU discount.
You can be here this summer, making art in this gorgeous area: Lake Tahoe! Photo: Steve Ellsworth